The crossover SUV segment is one of the most competitive markets in the automotive industry. An example of this competition can be found in the form of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs the 2019 Chevy Equinox, two appealing crossover options that drivers often find themselves choosing between. To help drivers make their choice, we’ve illuminated the differences between the two through a side by side analysis.
In terms of starting MSRP, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is available for $20,390 while the 2019 Equinox starts at $23,800. The 2019 CX-3 is also available in three more exterior color options than the 2019 Equinox. Available 2019 Mazda CX-3 color options include Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Titanium Flash Mica, Jet Black Mica, Eternal Blue Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Ceramic Metallic.
The differences in fuel economy between the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and the 2019 Chevy Equinox should also be considered. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 receives 29 miles per gallon city and 34 miles per gallon highway, while the 2019 Chevy Equinox was only rated for 25 miles per gallon city and 30 miles per gallon highway.
Several safety features and driver aids that are optional for the 219 Chevy Equinox come standard inside the 2019 Mazda CX-3. Automatic emergency braking is a noteworthy example, as it can be found in every 2019 CX-3 model but is only available in the 2019 Equinox as part of an optional package. Other available 2019 Mazda CX-3 safety features include: Dual front side-mounted airbags, emergency braking preparation, traction control, auto delay of headlamps, tire pressure monitoring, smart city brake support, a tilt and telescopic steering column, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alert and LATCH child safety seat anchors.